Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward and publishers Activision have unveiled their anti-cheating measures for Warzone battle royale, in response to growing frustration from players in regards to the rampant hacking.
Warzone has been all the rage in the Call of Duty community, but despite its instant success, the game has not been without its fair share of faults.
One of the biggest issues plaguing the BR has been cheating, and it didn’t take long for the player-base to voice its collective concerns regarding the seemingly unchecked growth of people using hacks.
The most common cheats are aimbot, which allows one to lock their aim at a target and not miss shots, and wallhacks, giving players the ability to track enemies through obstacles and buildings.
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On March 31, Activision and Infinity Ward put out a blog post detailing the steps they’re taking to deal with hackers.
In addition, they revealed that more than 50,000 accounts have already been permanently banned worldwide through the game’s first three weeks of existence.
As far as the anti-cheating measures go, Infinity Ward say they have security teams monitoring 24/7 to “investigate data and identify potential infractions.” Their teams review aimbots, wallhacks, and other “all possible cheats and hacks.”
Notifying IW of cheaters is an important aspect of dealing with this issue, so the devs say they’re working on improving the in-game reporting system, and that plans are underway to “streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience.”
All of the reports they receive are analyzed and, once their investigations are complete, they “continue to work as quickly as possible to ban.”
In addition, IW and Activision promise to “provide a regular count on the latest number of bans issued,” so the community could be kept up-to-date on how many get handed out.
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This news came on what was a very busy day for the folks running the world of Call of Duty. Earlier on March 31, the remastered version of Modern Warfare 2’s iconic campaign was released as a surprise.
Many fans of the game were not pleased to see that the multiplayer component was not remastered, a decision which Activision explained in a follow-up blog post, in which they also detailed some of their plans to integrate some MW2 maps into the current Modern Warfare title.
Because of Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, the campaign is available only for PS4 for the next 30 days, after which it will also be released for Xbox One and PC.